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1. In your Journal, write the phrase "The Cure is here. The Healing has begun" a nd then write, write, write away. When you're done, write how you FEEL about thi s journaling experience! 2. Why does _____ drive me crazy? Journal on and see what the write answer is! 3. Pick a song. Use some of its lyrics to start a new journal entry. Or choose a song you love and write your own lyrics! 4. Write: 'Oh, I Could Never...' and be aware of what's going on in your body as you write. What is your body saying to you? 5. Wander all around a bookstore or library. Pick out and open any book. Whereve r your eyes land, use that phrase as a journal entry starter and write, write, w rite! 6. Have a ten-minute free-writing huddle with your Inner Coach. Write down his/h er words of wisdom. What did you learn? 7. Pick your favorite four-letter "F" word like Fate, Fear, Feel, Food, Find, Fu el or.... Write that word down after you've dated the page, then see what your J ournal has to say! 8. Make Someone Happy. Pick a person (that includes you!) and write him/her a le tter extolling his or her virtues and expressing your gratitude for what they b ring to your world. 9. Write down a question in your Journal. Then relax, take a deep breath and bri ng your question into a 4-5 minute meditation. Return to your Journal and write down the answers you come up with. 10. Make a TA DA List. Note your uniqueness, your talents, your mahvelousness da hling! Be sure you have enough journal pages. This will be a looong list! 11. Bring your Inner Kid along to your next Journaling session and ask for some advice. Take notes, draw, and doodle. Have FUN! 12. What's your mom or dad's favorite saying? Use that to start today's journal entry. 13. Select a quote you love. Read it. Savor it. Write about it. 14. Choose a favorite quote. Meditate (sitting or moving) on it for a few, then write about it in your journal. Read your entry. What's going on in YOUR body? 15. Look over your WORD program files titles. When something catches your eye, u se it to jumpstart your Journal today. 16. Happy Everyday Holidays! Take some time (you name it: one page, ten minutes. ..) first thing this holiday morn and give thanks for you and your gifts. 17. Listen to a 20th Century Christmas Carol and journal about its lyrics, your feelings, your memories. 18. Ho! Ho! Ho! Write in your Journal what it's like to be an Elf and get to wor k with Santa 24/7/365.
Get to the page. 20 or 30 minutes.dawnherring..Mari (www. Buy a journal and give it to someone. Let him/her write a monologue if it wants. Sit down with your Journal. "Challenges are Opportunities requesting Action. You will no dou bt learn at least 30 things about yourself. The pearls are beyond what is visible to us. another type or colored pen. "Penning down feelings like 'I don't feel like writing or don't know what to write'. After that time has passed.Preet 33.wisdomwithin ink. Set a timer and see how many pages you do in 10.a gradual process but it works!" . Imagine. Take a look at yourself in the mirror. journal with your eyes closed. write with your other hand.CreateWriteNow .Steph (www.19.diviacity.snixysnix." .Nan (@Inspiredjournal) 28. Dream. smell. 31. and really amazing. Create. This will give u a lot to write about. Things that you like and things you need to improve on! And some journaling ideas! .Joanna (www. Write in a Journal for 30 days. "I keep my journal in the same comfy spot.net) 34. let them write in it and give it back to you. pull out the Journal and read it. Get out your journal notebook and drain the swamp as fast as you can. appealing journal I can find the one with the high quality paper (preferably with no lines). is giving up on being pe rfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. keep going. hear. 23. Envision. it helps to free up my mind to write other things. Take yourself on an Artist's Date---visit a new place to see what journal wr iting ideas await! 24. touch and taste from it. When you think you are done writing. Have a conversation with y our body. "If I write about anything that is bothering me.Wendy (www. Then put the Journal away for another 30 day s. Change partners: Use an unlined journal. .com) 21.. I leave it open to a blank page w ith the pen on top so that when I get home it invites me to curl up with it and write. in my journal.Dawn (www. 27. Paste a picture in your journal and write down the words that you see.com) 22." . I buy colored i nk cartridges for my fountain pen (helps the writing flow). those Betty Davis eyes. "I spoil myself by buying the most beautiful.Anna Quindlen 25. . Keep the water bot tle at the ready." . Feel fragile & be brave." . as in an underlying issue.com) 30. 32. I believe my inner v oice deserves a beautiful stage from which to sing!" . Let your mind get rid of that block first . Sometimes I'll write an essay or story concerning that underlying issue which is an automatic writer's block eliminator. What interests you? Take that curiosi ty to the page and write about those luscious lips. This is where you will disc over what you are looking for. . great things await! 29. those special smiles. print your entry. Take several breaths. 20.com ) 26.Amaris Autry. "The thing that is really hard. Shoo t for the unknown.
without taking your pen fro m the page. start Journaling with "Today. and that voice will be silenced. What one word describes how you're feeling today? Look up its definition in your Journal. 49. . Tired? Frustrated? What's the deal? Well.Tell your Journal what you want to say. Soli Goodes http://www. Spread your wings and soar! 41.Carol Ohmart Behan www." What is your 'you cannot ____' voice always ragging on you about? Work with your can do Journal and go for it! Having doubts? Write it out! 39. Make note of the Lunar cycle. When in Pout or having Doubts. Journaling creates space for __?____ 40. Having trouble journaling regularly.youtube. Begin with "If I had X in my life. One of the questions that I ask myself often in my journal is 'what really m atters most to me?' I find this question helps me to really connect into my hear t space and get clear on what really is most important to me. You'll be able to review your entire journal and get a feel for recurrent themes (those things that always get under your skin!) and easily find all your thoughts on a particular topic later for use in another journal.com/w atch?v=DaMYSvy3ths 48. 36. What relationship would you like to improve? Have a heart-to-heart with your Self or your Inner Critic or your Blank Page. preferably daily? Well then use your imagination's journal writing tools: http://www.com. 45. Start with "What's on my mind right now?" Write.goldens piraljourney. 46. I do . Writing literally in the Full Moon's light (maybe with ot her subdued light) will be magical. Locate your "imagi nary" friend(s) and bring them home to play. especially the Full and New Moon. just sit down and Write it Out! 44.Robert F irestone 37. Focus on the feeling you get knowing that you have the thing you want. . Vincent Van Gogh said. trash all the crazycrap. both are pow erful days to journal.Kim White http://www." 38. Feng Shui your Self. "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint '. I would be happy. then take up with some colored pencil s and doodle away! 51. In the margin of your journal add a subject tag (for example 'work' or 'frie nds').com 43. This helps me to l ive my life in the awareness of the values closest to my heart.au/ 47. Go through the events of the previous day and reflect about them. until you've purged your thoughts." Now write a page in y our journal that describes a day in your life with X ($500. Take your Journal with you to the Missing Persons Bureau. and how it makes you happy. for example) in your life. blog or writin g project.35. then by all means paint. consistently. Work with your Journal. or a perfectly m atched partner.journaljunky. Name names.000.webdesignforwriters. Pick your favorite word and use it as a Journaling "Topic Senten ce.com 42. 50. guaranteed! .
Do something you've "always wanted to do" or have "been meaning to try. What's your life's theme song today? Sing it for your Journal in any key you 'd like. In the rearview mirror of the encrusted Dodge Coronet. "I would do anything for love but I won't do that. He said. have an adult dialogue (no whining) with your biggest pai n.. 53. wisdom and whatevers. in your journal. what I'm looking at. another opens. I find that quotations are the best jump-start prompts for me. 62. g et a massage. do a Ten Minute Missive. but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us". 54. Habeas Corpus: Meditate for a few. dine solo in a nice restaurant. Then. 63.com/watch?v=a_XgQhMPeEQ 68. I have used them fo r years. 59.youtube." ~Joan Didion 65. I knit or I watch mindless TV." 52. What I want and what I fear. You can do it! Yes you can! 60. Begin a journal writing session w ith "I'm that voice you're hearing in the hall and…" Thank you Billy Joel http://www. what memories the object brings back. Heather http://lifeinpawprints. Take lots and lots of notes. Dig out an old box that you had forgotten about and pick a random item. ~ Thanks to Sue Branson Rawlings 66.wordpress.. http://www. 64. "I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking. For the health of it. what I see and what it means. "When one door of happiness closes.com. Dump only delightful data into your Journal.n't feel like writing because. even what you w ere like or remember going through during that time. Go for it. Then.youtube. Progress report. Make a plan together. If that doesn't work. When I have writer's block. what do you need to change? Ask your Journal Therapist for some guidance.com/ watch?v=AjJ6UbdKBgg 57. why it got packed away in the first place. Discuss with your Journal: How to start opening the gifts you've already got and stop whining about what you say you're not. After you've done it. Fill in the blank: Journaling gives you the write to. I go to anyplace where I can find quotations. Thank your Mother for her wit. Get a favorite pic of yourself and ask the Wise One for pos itive feedback. the moon eased away f rom the clutches of the clouds and ___________ . sing in public. Lyrics make great journaling jumpstarters." Tak e that risk: Ride the new amusement park ride. on a fresh shee . Sometimes I just n eed to walk away for a while. Set a goal. Breathe and tune into your bodily pains.. Write about why it was impo rtant enough to keep.." What would (or wouldn't) you do for love? Write away. ~ Helen Keller 67. 58. 55... Write about wha t you will do with it now. Before you go to bed tonight. be it in the butt or wherever it sits. 56. Writ e about what you've found. journal about it. 61.
Journal about the experience. 69. Take a child's lullaby (like this one. We all have the ANT (Automatic Negative Thoughts)* dis-ease. Change venues.. Something like: "Body 'missing at least one foot' found at gol f course. 70. reach for your journal before the pain pill and diagnose what your thoughts and feelings have to do with the message your body's sending you. 72. sounds and smells of your mo st enjoyable holiday seasons. Henrietta Handy . notice how automatically you reach for the pill bot tle.. an entire journal. and make a plan with your Journal to become a more APT ( Automatic Positive Thoughts) person. Work with your Journal on recalling the sights.. Agree? Disagree? Not Sure? Discuss it with your Journal and write up a horoscope for yourself. Show up at your page and start your journaling with “When you show up. Tak e your Journal shopping. 74. bring along a fav orite cup of tea or. 75.. Choose an ANT t hat’s really bugging you.. *From Dr. In the morning. In your Journal. Change Your Body’ 80. ask for some help on a problem. don 't we? When you have a pain.. maybe?).. Use an intriguing headline as the opening sentence in your Journal. seal and label it.. Use music. Have some fun with your Journal for a change! Lighten up." 73." 71. a wh ole week... Here are what some Facebook fans suggested: Lucie Forejtová.Our body is a wonderland but we treat it like a garbage can quite often. ‘Change Your Life. 79. 81. Mark y our calendar for the future time and place of the Grand Opening! 76.. write your own lyrics to it and sing it to your Inner Kid. Bet you’ll get some ideas to use in managing yoursel f to a festive Yule this year! 82. notice how you're feeling. light candles. Date the page and answer the question. . Sue Branson Rawlings enjoys taking her journal to Costc o.. Daniel Amen’s book.. "Sitting outside Costco watching people and writing about them. When you're done. Set aside a quiet hour for You.thi ngs happen!” Thanks to Kelly Pettit for coming up with another cool Kellyism”. Schedule it and put it on your calendar. Get a picture of the scariest monster you can find. ~ Thanks to Ellen at Practicalastrologyandtarot for inspiring this tip. Next time you have a pain. "Who am I today?" Have a heart-to-heart with your Self and write your musings on some loose sheets of paper. if you need to.t of paper..I used to write on the right side pages on purpose and at the end I turned the journal upside down and started writing on the other pages. put your journaling in an envelope.View your life from a broader perspective.Now that's a real study in the humanities.Take a page from the news. Write in your journal using the th ird person and see how the story unfolds. Make some musings in your Journa l.I always write on the right side of my journal any more to sav e room for pasting things onto the left side of my journal or drawing. Fold it up and put it under your pil low. Use your imagination and "Dress Up" as that creature and tell your story to your Journal.See what the characteristics of your astrological sign are. write on the right side page only---for a couple days..
Take all the time you want to create a “To Stop Doing” List. Remember. 92..Write. When someone tells you to "Get a Life". how does that make you feel? Work w ith your journal and see if you resemble that remark. Then I fold ten directly into the journal). Bring your Inner Kid into the conversation and tell your Journal. Write about the experience. Work with your Jou rnal and come up with your theme (1-3 words max) for the New Year. from the book 'UNJOURNALING' 94. 90. Write down the letters of the alphabet. one line. I u se a quote from the Spanish artist. When you are satisfied with your list. On my website & blog site. just writing.Reflect. for inspiration.webdesignforwriters. I am A Writer! Aren't I ? Good Journal conversation starter: How can you start believing in yourself? Thanks to Kim at www. Think back over this past year. "When I gr ow up. ~Julia 86. Thanks to Raymonde Savoie Johnson for inspiring this Jour naling Tip with her Facebook post. You might start off your Journaling with “I Can’t Stand It When I…” and do some free writing. ~ Debbie Lemelin 84. "Brevity is the Soul of Wit".. You can also cut out pic tures that are peacful or meaningful to you. This will giv e you a focus to your goal setting process. The ringmaker will be here in ten minut es." . 91. I write a e out through my pen.com for inspiring this tip 85. like notes that shape music. Then take one of the happenings and reflect on the learning s therein. prioritize it and work with your Journal on #1. You can write d own quotations or poetry from people that inspires you. Then pen a letter from the Holly Jolly Main Man descr ibing how to get all of the above. Then go back a nd quickly write down the first word that comes to you when you see each letter. goals and plans with a return receipt requested. Finally. One thing that I find helpful am upset with someone. I wanna. 95. Start your journaling with the sentence. In 'Hamlet' Polonius said. 89. Write a letter to Santa about all your wishes.. read some and reflect some. I'm A Writer? I'm A Writer.. Make a list of t hings that happened. ~ Patricia Anne McGoldrick 88. Pick up an old Journal of yours at random. A Rosado for me when I have an argument with someone or letter to them letting out all the anger insid the letter into the journal (or it can be writ week later see how much calmer you are. No thinking. One letter.. hopes. I love to add color and sketches. Joan Miro as he wrote: I try to apply colors like words that shape poems. 93. go back and pick a word or words that speak to you. The color and the visual aspect add so muc h to my memories and creativity. Why can't we just get some tattoos or something? and finish the entry with.83.. 87. My journaling tip is to put on relaxing music without words. Circle them and journal about them.
98. I do this for 15 minutes usually. make a special effort to make a copy of one of your favourite poems.What's your favorite toy? Visit a toy department and see which item chooses y ou. Annie Larsen 102. For instance I had found a picture in a magazine that showed a littl e girl really angry. 107. I'm not always angry I have cheerful ones too. HA-HA. Lately with iPhones. We stress and strain and fight ourselves on so many things.Janet Conner 99. and you write that w hole time! Write upside down. When I think of all my sorrow When I had you th ere but then I let you go.. Poetry Month has a designated special da y to customize a poem to fit your pocket.org. Sit down someplace quiet with your Journal. however. close the journal and walk a way. write sideways. Write the thought process you have while staring at the pa ge! Don't miss one word! When the stop watch stops. I can't forget tomorrow. begin your journal entries with "Dear ___". Write fast and free and you'll go places you ne ver thought could be! Inspired by 'Writing Down Your Soul' . 103. No.After I get o decide what color to paint the page. What if we trie d something new? Entertain new thoughts with your Journal about dealing with you rself not always dumping on Your Self. When you start your daily Journaling. Ideas found at Poets. write big or small. Close your eyes and take as man y breaths as your body asks you to take. Wh at you should know. It's exhausting.I sometimes press so paint. Just hang out together. Then I look for the picture that has something to do with my feelings underneath the paint. And what would that be? Maybe Harry Nilsson can give you s ome words. When I sit down to ut what is on my mind I me designs into the wet er another color on top write I know it will not be seen by anyone. many poems are avail able online. Bring it home with you and introduce it to your Journal and vice versa 100. And now it's only fair that I should let you know. Come to your senses and use only your fingers to write in your Journal. even to share and compare. JUST DO NOT STOP WRITING! Writ e as fast as you can. Wr iteON! 104.When you need a journaling jumpstart. Like bubble wrap or I take a toothbrush and spatt of the first.97. Start the stop watch. after you write down the day's date. Is "Journal Writing the channeling of universal energy?" 101.. Chill. use different colours. this Thursday. for several years now. or write a quote. What does your Journal have to say about this doctor's prescription? 108. Tuck it into a pocket and take it with you to look at. Ever feel that you're just writing for the sake of writing or going over th . write from your heart. discuss and debate where all the words come from. d o you address your Journal in a certain way (Dear _____)? Pass your Journal a n ote and ask him/her what his/her name is? When you have the answer. Write for a set amount of time. Rest ass ured that doing nothing doesn't mean nothing's doing. but worth it! I still h ave some that I haven't read! ~ Mazie Bishop 105. Surprise family or friend with a small poem for thei r suit or uniform or denim pocket! A pocketful of poetry-bliss! Happy National Poetry Month from Patricia Anne McGoldrick! 106. I put that picture on with this quote: “Anger has a way of e vaporating in the face of compassion". Blackberry and other portable devices. Each April.
and use that prompt to jumpstart your Journal ing today. I wri te bytheir name when I gave it. reflect and/or write about the experience. too. I can write it on their page. Pretend you're journaling as someone you're angry with. ~Kim White www. talking to yourself as if you were talking to a child on that level so you could learn something from yoursel f but ease the pain ~Missy Kennedy-Robinette 117. rather than a series of snapshots. What are they think ing and feeling about you? What do they wish you understand about their point of view. then who is listed under that. in time happen first in nature. If more than one person is going to get a thing. 'Time to Write to Yourself.webdesignforwriters. You can notice seasons long before the calendar does. put in the word(s) that feel writ e and journal on! 119. For example. You will begin to feel deeply connected to a force much bigge r than you that is also part of you. Write down the changes you notice. If it's good for more than one person/family.com 110. What do I do now?" or "How do I get my act toge ther and take it on the road?" Start your questions with "What" or "How". she had a strange r esemblance to a cat named Frankenstein (Cat Stevens) 120. 113. 109. 111. date it and ask your Jou rnal a question like "I'm stuck. Think of your journal as a collage.' ~~ Rhonda Willia ms 118. Add the date and time. Or take a photograph. ~Mary Cook 115. Pick a line(s) to jumpstart your jou rnaling. close your eyes and scroll down until it fe els right to stop. ~Kim Moss 112. the environment. Laye r experience on experience on event in the order in which they have the most imp act. getting the life and growing in the right direction.Take the phrase "Create ______ Write Now".e same territory time and time again? Start a new page. Other pages have on their top line who I'm givin g to. too. th at thing is written at the top of the page. just by being outside and paying attention. Go to our Journal Prompts page. Listen to some 70s or 80s Rock n Roll. Keep some coloured pencils with your journal in case you have an emergency writing attack and it needs colouring! I put a small journal and several coloure d pencils in my purse or knitting bag. I've got a little one that's my Gift List Journal. Then read. making love out of not hing at all (Air Supply) or Instead of being my deliverance. Begin a Journaling entry with: The lies you tell yourself are the hardest t o forgive. ~Natalie Butler 114. Open your eyes. Of late I have now destroyed my old Journals and started a positive story i n the moment. ask the left (female) side of your body how it is fee ling and take a page to free write her response. ask the right (male) side of your body how he's feeling and take a page for his resp onse. Not everyone will get t his item. Then using your left hand. I stood outside on my patio. I make sure to write dow n when I gave the gift. With your right hand. Write a letter to yourself at a specific age. rather than as they actually happen.Changes in the atmosphere. This is where I write what I'm going to give them. How about: There ain't no Coupe de Ville hiding at the bottom of a crac kerjack box (Meatloaf) or And I don't know how you do it. if it's important. ~Jamie Ledford 116. All my journa ls started when I read the book. and took a photo of .
I'm not an Artist!" Write a letter to y our Inner Artist and find out why you always keep doing that. and that I added value or touched someone in a special way." It gave me another idea. Dare ya! from 'Peace of Mind and Body: 27 Days of Journaling to Health and Happiness' . ask for some ideas.do it for your whole name. You rock. facing East. Who makes you laugh? Why? Write about what makes him/her tickle your funny bone. 129. "Oh. Write FAST! 128. too. on the 10th of each month. ~~Lauren Piko 122. Read some journaling articles at The Journal Writing Blog. For each letter of your name. and wanted to let you know how mu ch I enjoyed "write your own letter of recommendation.. Journalers hit "rough patches" and "stucky situations". It's all too easy to forget.. and why? How can you renew your forgiveness for someth ing that was difficult to forgive? Write about the kindest possible things you c an do for yourself in ways you never have before. That da ng inner critic can be so loud! ~Sharon Netzley 124.. a baseball ha t that sits too high on his head. write your name in capital letters in a vertical line down the page. You could start with something like "Thanks for listening J ournal.. Here's t he Blog article from whence this tip came: Journal Therapy: What's Your WOW Moment? 126. What are some new ways you can forgive yourself? What haven't you forgiven yourself for in the past. I'm catching up on your blog posts. wearing sweats. chewing gum. write down a positive quality or attrib ute you possess. Do you see any of your self therein? 130. and then back toward the South. ~Quinn McDonald www. annual reviews. Have a hear t to heart with your Journal: write it a letter. Your post prompted me to "mine" for mat erial there. What is the most powerful "wow moment" you have experienced in your lifetim e? Write about it and relive it as a positive journal therapy activity.com 121. maybe you want to stop covering the same territory over and over and get some new material.. hit the Northernmost point in June.my yard. it reminds me that I was/am good at what I do/did. 125.quinncreative. Journaling is a great place for negative data dumping but sooner rather tha n later. Mari. I'm off to a great night's sleep" or to visit my favorite_____ ___ or to work on my goals or. End a session with an action thank you. guidance an d adult supervision. whistle around his neck. How many times have you said. Maybe you're frustr ated that you can't get into deeper levels of your self. I keep a file of letters of recommendation. I saw how the sun mov ed North starting in January. webdesignforwriters. Draw Your Inner Critic! Once you see what's really going on inside then you can start to deal with "It!" Based on a recent guest blog post I did on "Are Yo u Listening to Your Inner Coach or Inner Critic?" Kim came up with a great Journ aling Idea: I'm going to draw what my inner critic looks like in my journal (thi nk middle-aged high school gym coach. Go ahead." Your choice always. In your Journal.com 127. and thank you notes that I've received over the years. ~Kim White www. Then. My figs ripened two weeks later this year than last. I put a dot on the photog raph where the sun rose on that day. At the end of a year. You can k eep a separate nature journal or keep it in your daily journal. we need to get back to our positively present self. big insensitive jerk) and then I'll add the things he says around the picture of him. 123.
Pick a quote you disagree with and write about why you disagree and what yo u'd say instead.Get out your journal. Life isn't about what you have.com 135. Select a quote you love. ~Kim White www. Journal to observe and reflect on the things you see in your day to day lif e. Own the sacrifice. Write about it. it's about what you have to give" ~Oprah.131. What stories can emerge? What emotions? ~Mary Jo Campbell Writers Inspired 136. W hat is the best Christmas gift You ever gave? . What's Working Well in Your Life today? Write a double digit list (minimum 10) and you'll see that health and happy have lots to say! 133. #17 from 'Mari' s Most Musefull Journaling Tips' 134. Savor it. Now journal abo ut what you're willing to sacrifice to get it. Write until you are fully committed. Read it. Write until you have sparkling cl arity. Think about something you really want. And begin.webdesignforwriters. ~Kris tin Donovan Journaling Saves 132.
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